William Michaelian

Poems, Notes, and Drawings

Work Notes

I love how a trace of rain transforms a garden, even one that is already doing very well. I see the same in the neighbors and in myself. Our greens are more vivid and intense in the charged atmosphere; our purples and reds draw notice from the hummingbirds.

I wonder now if, in all my years of writing, I have ever used the word aura. I think not. But it may well be that in this connection I should.

A row of poems, still tender, just beginning to climb.

Someone weeping for joy in the night.

 
Work Notes

Hummingbird
suspended
beneath
the eaves

flees into my memory

Poems, Slightly Used, May 5, 2009

Categories: New Poems & Pieces, Poems, Slightly Used

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